The 2nd Annual Warrior Love Run is a great excuse to make a trip to the beach. Running from Nehalem Bay State Park in Manzanita, this fun run offers a 5k and 10k on Sunday, February 7th. Both distances start at 10am and are chip timed by Scovel Racing. This is a perfect course for a PR since it’s flat and mostly paved. Both courses take advantage of paved trails through the park. It’s a gorgeous area with trees, sand dunes, Nehalem Bay and views of Neahkahnie Mountain. Register by January 15th and the 5k costs $22.50 and the 10k costs $27.50. After January 15th, it costs $25 for the 5k and $30 for the 10k. Shirts are available for purchase. They cost $12.50 and there are two options for participants to choose from.
Besides the run, all participants will receive a finisher mug, coffee, cider, hot cocoa and snacks at the finish line. Mugs are only guaranteed for the first 175 registrants. Scovel Racing will provide free photos, not something you get with most races. All registered walkers/runners will receive a raffle ticket in their race packet and the list of prizes will be posted next week. There will be items to excite the local as well as the tourist. Prizes will be given away at the awards ceremony. Last year, items ranged from cash to an overnight beach getaway.
All of the proceeds go to S.H.E. (Sharing Health and Exercise) Warriors, a running club for 4th and 5th grade girls in North Tillamook County. This event is part of the Run Tillamook Race Series. The start and finish is at the Meeting Hall in Nehalem Bay State Park, so everyone has a place to stay warm before and after the run. Another unique part of this run is the bonfire near the finish for people to hang out and savor our beautiful Oregon coast. Nehalem Bay State Park usually has plenty of camping spots available in February. Grab some girlfriends or the kids and make a weekend of it. Registration will be available race morning beginning at 8:30am. Head down for the day or make it part of a weekend adventure.
Sunday, February 7th 10am.
Nehalem Bay State Park
9500 Sandpiper Lane